Reply to "10 years on and problems"

Hi everybody,its a while since I have been on the Forum but I visit from time to time to see how old friends are faring. I,ve been following this blog with interest. My Husband,Brian is now 14years on from his Neck Dissection,&Chemo/Radiotherapy for Tonsil Cancer & has been experiencing difficulty in swallowing since the 10 year mark. We got a referral to the ENT department, & saw the Surgeon who originally treated him. He commented they were seeing more & more patients who were experiencing this problem after 10 years. he carried out a Nasendoscopy which was clear & referred him for a swallowing check. Soft foods were advised & I asked hime to recommend nutritional drink to our GP, which we now get on prescription ( Fortisip) for the times he just can't eat.  the explanation for Brians problem was that the back of his tongue had been burned by the RT so the mechanism of transiting food was impaired, & this would be a lifelong problem!    Radiation Fibrosis was not mentioned but,I'm seeing more & more written about it.  Best wishes to all

 

 

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